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How to keep your kids safe online - Mooroolbark

Thu 29 Aug 2019

To address the needs of the community and educate parents on cyber safety, Inspiro, in partnership with yarra Ranges Council, has organised a series of four FREE community forums; Cyber Savvy Communities.

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Your food can effect your mood

Fri 23 Aug 2019

The quality of food you eat can impact on your physical and mental health. Eating a healthy diet means you're less likely to get depression.It is only relatively recently that we have started to develop a clear understanding that lifestyle behaviors, including what we eat, have an influence not...

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Zucchini Soup recipe from our staff favourites recipe book

Fri 23 Aug 2019

This zucchini soup recipe comes from Inspiro Sexual health clinic nurse and administrator of our Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies.Vicki Reddick and has been featured in our staff favourites recipe book.  To make this zucchini soup you will need 5 zucchinis, 3 potatoes, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive...

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What is the difference between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?

Wed 14 Aug 2019

What is the difference between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist? A commonly asked question at Inspiro is what the differences are between a physiotherapist and an exercise physiologist.

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Happy 10th Anniversary to our Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Program!

Fri 9 Aug 2019

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of Inspiro's Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) program and we celebrated with a special morning tea at Belgrave Community Hub. People from affiliate programs and partnerships attended including Yarra Valley HMHB, Dandenong HMHB, Yarra Ranges Maternity and...

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Answers to the most commonly asked dental questions

Mon 5 Aug 2019

This week is dental health week. Being one of the largest dental clinics in Victoria we see thousands of clients every year. Here are some of the questions we get asked about the dental services we provide at Inspiro. Going to the dentist can be a little scary for many people, but it doesn't...

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Healthy mothers healthy babies 10 year anniversary event

Mon 5 Aug 2019

We are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our Healthy mothers, healthy babies program. If you have been involved with the program in any way we invite you to attend a special morning tea.The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) program is run by a team of dedicated health professionals to...

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FREE school holiday program for youth aged 13–16 who have a family member with a mental illness

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Space 4 Us is a FREE school holiday program for young people age 13–16 years who have a family member with a mental illness.Participants meet with other young people in similar situations to share experiences and learn new ways of looking after themselves:

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7 fun methods for kids to learn fine motor skills

Mon 29 Jul 2019

It’s winter. It’s cold, wet and miserable outside. The kids are getting grumpy and restless inside. They are starting to nag you to let them go on the iPad or turn on the telly. They are starting to get on each other’s nerves. They are starting to get on your nerves. You want to do something...

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Our achievements over the last 12 months

Thu 25 Jul 2019
We officially began our regular health e-newsletter in March 2018 with a small subscriber list of under 500 people. In just over one year that number has increased to over 7,000 regular readers. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

 

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online - free event

Thu 25 Jul 2019

In June 2019 we ran our first How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online forum at the Belgrave Community Hub. The event was so popular that we are now running three more on Tuesday 20th August,  Tuesday 22nd October and Wednesday 20th November.

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Outer East Opening Doors Community Leadership Program

Mon 22 Jul 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the Opening Doors Community Leadership Program has expanded to the Outer East and applications are now open!  Inspiro are supporting Opening Doors, a social inclusion project launching in the Outer East of Melbourne (it was previously a successful Inner East...

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Tasty banana, date and chia biscuits recipe

Mon 22 Jul 2019

These biscuits aren’t your regular healthy flavourless  biscuits, they’re soft, chewy and most importantly full of nutritious ingredients. They don’t take long to make and whether you’re having them for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day these biscuits are a healthy alternative to a food...

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Kale chips that my kids love to eat - healthy recipe

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Normally my kids wouldn’t touch kale with a ten foot pole. But recently I found a way to get them to eat it - without hiding it, begging or threats! I was super excited because it’s sooooo easy, tasty and healthy too.

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Are you flossing? Here's the easy way to floss

Thu 18 Jul 2019

This article will explain an easier way to floss that many people have found much simpler (and easier to stick to) than traditional flossing.Flossing your teeth may seem hard - I found traditional flossing with a piece of string too much of a hassle and very hard to maintain regularly, and many...

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Improve your mobility exercise group with physiotherapist - $10

Tue 16 Jul 2019

The Move for Mobility Group is a gentle exercise group that is ideal for people who want to improve their mobility. The group will help get you moving again with strength, balance and stretching exercises for upper and lower limbs. Most exercises can be completed sitting or standing.

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10 ways to improve your child’s fine motor skills

Tue 16 Jul 2019

You wake up, check your phone, eat some breakfast, make and pack some lunches, button your shirt or blouse, zip your pants, brush your teeth, comb your hair, pull on some socks, tie your shoe laces, turn the car key. So many things we do each day require fine motor skills that it's easy to take...

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Top 10 issues for teens age 15- 19

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Each year Mission Australia ask young people aged 15 – 19 about their values, aspirations and concerns in Australia’s largest annual youth survey. In 2018, there were 28,286 young people who participated in the 17th annual survey. We’ve summarised a few parts of the survey here to help you learn...

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Yarra Ranges residents not eating enough fruit and vegetables

Mon 1 Jul 2019

There are some great advantages to living in the Yarra Ranges – like the open green areas and park lands that encourage us outdoors. You would think that being closer to farms, orchards and nature, might mean we are more likely to be active and eat more fresh fruit and veggies. But this isn’t so.

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Yarra Ranges winter school holiday program

Mon 1 Jul 2019

The Winter School Holiday Program is being held in partnership with Yarra Ranges Council, Eastern Regional Libraries, Milwarra Primary School, ADRA and Inspiro.  Inspiro will be involved with the Winter Playspace for Upper Yarra Families. This will be run in two locations: Milwarra Primary...

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The startling effects of technology on children

Mon 1 Jul 2019

The Digital Revolution took place in the 1950’s. The mass production of digital logic circuits led to the computer, digital cellular phone and the internet.

In today's world we use technology every day. We use it for work, school, hobbies, learning, entertainment, sports, socializing, cooking...

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Do you really know who your kids are talking to online?

Mon 1 Jul 2019

A few weeks ago, my son and  daughter came off a session on their computer both quite upset. They had been playing Roblox, a multiplayer game where players can create an avatar for themselves, create their own virtual worlds, explore these imaginary worlds, interact with and make friends with...

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Drug, alcohol and addiction counselling services at Inspiro

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Inspiro has free drug, alcohol and addiction counselling services  To find out more call us on 9028 0153. For most people, reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step

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Simple changes to make healthy eating easy

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Eating healthily is often seen as a big change that people make (or don't make). We hear about carb free diets, 5/2 diets (where you eat normally 5 days a week and fast the other 2) and plenty of other drastic changes to how we normally eat that promise to be healthier. In reality, healthy...

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How to make bone broth for soups, pho and casseroles

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Recently I caught up with a friend for lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant. While devouring rice paper rolls and ‘pho’ (Vietnamese rice noodle soup), we both discussed our dread of the cold, wet, winter weather, and the colds and flu's it always seems to bring with it. Our chat then turned to the...
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Dom's chicken noodle soup recipe

Sun 23 Jun 2019

 

This homemade and easy to make chicken noodle soup recipe was created for our staff recipe book by student dietitian Dom. You can make this soup from scratch in under forty minutes, It is perfect for any day of the week, plus it's healthy, low calorie and filling, with delicious flavour! With...

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The benefits of pretend play for young kids

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Pretend play is vital for the development of social skills and learning. Research shows that pretend play is crucial to language and narrative skills in young children.

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The male suicide crisis is 3 times worse than previously thought

Mon 17 Jun 2019

A report by Beyond Blue found that in only one year there were 30,197 ambulance attendances for men who had experienced self-harm (self-injury, suicidal thoughts and attempts, self-harm threat and suicide deaths). This was more than three times higher than available hospitalisation data.

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8 homemade nut-free lunchbox snacks and recipe's

Thu 13 Jun 2019

With nuts and anything containing even a trace of nuts being banned from all Australian schools it has changed the range of foods we can put in our kids lunchboxes. Finding healthy nut free snacks for the kids' lunchboxes can sometimes be a challenge. Here are 8 homemade nut free lunch box...

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8 easy exercises and stretches to do on your lunch break

Thu 13 Jun 2019

These 8 super easy exercises and stretches come from our university qualified Exercise Physiologist Mitch. They can be done at home, at work, on your lunch break or at school.For more information about what Mitch does for his clients and what he can do for you click here.In addition to Exercise...

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8 ways to minimise the risk of Osteoporosis

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Did you know that as we get older, our bones get weaker? Bone is a living tissue and as we age the structure of bone changes causing a loss of bone tissue, making the bones weaker. This is why older people are at higher risk of breaking or fracturing their bones from a sudden bump or fall. It’s...

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Dom's Leek and potato soup recipe

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Dom's Leek and potato soup recipe is the perfect soup to make at any time of year, but it might be at its best when it's cold and wet outside and you need something hearty to warm you up.This easy to make potato and leek soup recipe was created for our staff recipe book by Deakin University...

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Managing osteoarthritis pain

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint disease and one of the leading causes of pain and disability in Australia and globally. More than 2.2 million Australians live with osteoarthritis.

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10 active play activities for kids' gross motor skills development

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Did you know that the Australian guidelines suggest that pre-schoolers should be active for at least three hours every day? The importance of gross motor (physical) skills development in pre-schoolers is continually underestimated. Participation in active play is vital for a child’s gross motor...

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How to reduce your risk of 13 cancers

Sat 1 Jun 2019
Australia is in the midst of an obesity epidemic with 63% of adults being overweight and 31% of children being above their healthy weight. (1) Obesity is now a leading preventable cause of cancer (2). Over the last decade, strong evidence has shown that increased body fat and toxic fat around...
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How to keep your children safe online - free event

Sat 1 Jun 2019

(Post event update - it was great to see everyone who came and benefited from this event. To be notified of similar upcoming events click here).Cyber Savvy Communities, How to keep your children safe online, is a free event for parents, community members and children 5-12 years of age (you do...

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7 foods to eat for healthy teeth

Fri 31 May 2019

Does food actually affect the health of your teeth? If it does, how do we take care of those pearly whites? Did you know that oral health problems are the second most expensive disease group to treat each year Australia wide?

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Inspiro's new dental screening dragon gets a name!

Fri 31 May 2019

Inspiro Dental hygienists Brooke and Cathy make up our dental screening team. Brooke and Cathy love visiting schools all around the Yarra Ranges to check children's teeth (find out more about what they do here). 

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Dental

Physiotherapy at Inspiro Lilydale and Belgrave

Fri 31 May 2019

Are you feeling pain or discomfort? All Australians can feel healthier and benefit from and a caring physiotherapist. Physiotherapy restores and improves a person's ability to move and function through rehabilitation. 

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How to keep colds and flu away

Fri 31 May 2019

It’s that time of the year, when the weather is starting to get chilly and wet and we are more prone to coming down with the cold and flu. Here’s a quick run down about colds and flu's and what you can do to reduce your chances of catching them.

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Services available at the Inspiro Belgrave Hub

Fri 31 May 2019

Inspiro is now open at Belgrave! Local residents have access to essential community health services in an expansive (and easy to park at) modern and comfortable building - The Belgrave Community Hub. The Hub has health services provided by Inspiro but is also home to Yarra Ranges Council's...

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14 Dietitian approved healthy plant based snacks

Thu 30 May 2019

Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult.Restrictive diets don’t usually work in the long term. At Inspiro we believe in eating delicious foods that also help us achieve our goals, have more energy...

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What to do for your child with hypomineralisation or low tooth enamel

Thu 30 May 2019

What is hypomineralisation? Hypomineralisation (hypomin), often known as ‘chalky teeth’ is a common condition that affects the enamel of a tooth, usually the first adult molars and the front incisor adult teeth.

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Dental

How Inspiro can help you with your NDIS plan

Thu 30 May 2019

The national insurance disability scheme, called the NDIS. is a new Goverment initiative designed to simplify providing support for Australian's with a disability (click here to read our in depth NDIS explained article).

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2 stretches to improve flexibility and minimise back pain

Wed 15 May 2019

Inspiro’s Exerice Physiologist. Mitch Wright, is university trained and loves helping locals. Find out what an Exercise Physiologist can do for you here. (not sure what an the difference is between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist? Click hereExercising and stretching of the...

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What does the NDIS pay for?

Tue 14 May 2019

Many people are asking, what exactly does the NDIS pay for? In this article we will explain what the BDIS pays for and try to explain why they pay for those things. If you have any more questions after reading this you can call us directly on 97388810.

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Inspiro's Stop Smoking Service

Tue 14 May 2019

Time to quit smoking? Let us help you become tobacco free! We’ll get cigarettes out of your mouth for good! Inspiro has a stop smoking service for residents of of Melbourne's South and Eastern suburbs.

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Three local students awarded Inspiro scholarships

Mon 13 May 2019

On Thursday 2 May 2019, Inspiro awarded our annual tertiary scholarships to three impressive Yarra Ranges students: Liam from Upwey, Ashleigh from Montrose and Tegan from Wandin North. Tegan, Ashleigh and Liam were awarded a total of $20,000, with first place receiving $10,000, the largest...

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Move more and age better!

Mon 13 May 2019
Did you know that almost three out of four Aussies aged over 65 don’t get enough exercise? Exercise Right Week is on from 20th to 26th May this year, and the theme is Active Ageing. All Australians are encouraged to move more and age better. But keeping active is especially important as we get...
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5 signs your child is spending too much time online

Mon 13 May 2019

Sexting, online bullying, video game addiction, obsessive checking for messages, disruptions to lessons and sleep, anti-social behaviour are becoming more common in the digital age. It’s so tempting to write off excessive phone time as harmless. Because these lost moments tend to happen in short...

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Men, depression and anxiety

Thu 9 May 2019

With new information released pointing to a deepening male suicide crisis (a crisis that is much worse than previously believed), it is becoming increasingly important that we recognise risk factors for depression and anxiety in men. Depression and anxiety are among the most common health...

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11 holes in 20 teeth, and she's only 4 years old

Wed 8 May 2019

"My four year-old daughter visited the dentist a couple of months ago for her annual check-up. At her last check up, everything was fine. She has a ten-year-old brother and seven-year-old sister who’ve had no problems with their teeth (so far, fingers crossed). As I followed the same tooth care...

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6 ways to tame children's tantrums

Sat 4 May 2019

Kelly Williamson: Mother of three

Having worked in a home-based day care setting the biggest thing I came to understand is that each child is unique. One thing that remained common however was the importance and benefit to the child for connection before correction in assisting with taming...

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What happens when you join the NDIS and what to do if you're not happy with your plan?

Thu 2 May 2019

Once you have joined the NDIS, you will be contacted by an NDIA representative or an NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) to have a planning conversation to create your NDIS support plan.

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NDIS

How is the funding in NDIS plans managed?

Wed 1 May 2019

The NDIS offers four options on how your plan can be managed, this gives you choice and control over the providers you select and how often you choose to use services. We have listed the four ways an NDIS plan can be managed below. If you would like more information about these four ways to...

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Are people aged over 65 eligible for the NDIS?

Wed 1 May 2019

People aged over 65 who are currently receiving funded disability support will continue to get support under legislated continuity of support agreements, unless they choose to move across to aged care or health services.

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NDIS

Half of all mental illness begins by age 14

Wed 1 May 2019

Research by the World Health Organisation showed that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Worldwide, it is estimated that 10 – 20% of teens experience mental health conditions.

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14 yummy, healthy platter ideas

Wed 1 May 2019

Sometime over the next few weeks, you'll either have to entertain friends and family for a meal, or bring some food with you to an event. I usually put my hand up to bring the bread or drinks because I'm a terrible cook, and it's safer for me and everyone else.  But this year, thanks to ...

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6 food and drink tips from Inspiro dental for healthy teeth

Tue 30 Apr 2019

For healthy teeth, food and drinks should be free of added sugar whenever possible.

Tooth decay is a diet related disease.  Sugars in the food and drinks you consume mix with the bacteria in the in the plaque on your teeth and produce acids. These acids attack the outer layers of the tooth...

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10 easy tips to brush kids' teeth

Tue 30 Apr 2019

It’s 7pm. You’ve barely survived the bewitching hour when the kids are overtired, cranky and can’t concentrate. Perfect. Now for one of the last battles of the day - getting them to brush their teeth. Dealing with the child who won’t open his mouth, or hates toothpaste and gags, or screams at...

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Pesto & Chicken Salad recipe

Tue 30 Apr 2019
This Pesto & Chicken Salad recipe was created for our staff recipe book by student dietitian Laura and Inspiro health promotion officer Toby. It has two possible ways to make the pesto component, one from Laura and one from Toby. If you are running short for time or can't access the needed...
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Ten great benefits to exercising a little bit more

Tue 30 Apr 2019

It's too cold out there. You haven't got time. You're too busy. You've already tried your new year's resolution. The gym is not your thing and there's always something stopping us from taking that first step.

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Healthy exercise physiology

Physio, speech therapy, counselling and podiatry at Inspiro Belgrave health

Tue 30 Apr 2019
The Belgrave Hub, located at 1616-1624 Burwood Highway, Belgrave , is home to Inspiro Belgrave, provider of essential health services to the local community, is now open for two additional days per week. 
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3 new positions available at Inspiro

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Inspiro is a not-for-profit community health service. We provide dental and allied health services for the Yarra Ranges community from our Lilydale, Healesville and Belgrave clinics and various community venues.

We are a friendly and client-centred organisation committed to improving the health...

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Belgrave Hub Open Day door prize winners

Tue 23 Apr 2019
Did you know? The Belgrave Hub provides essential health services that you and your family need...
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What doesn’t the NDIS pay for?

Tue 23 Apr 2019

The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)  provides reasonable and necessary supports to help eligible people with a disability live more independently and improve t heir lives. While the NDIS will pay for a wide range of things (see what the NDIS pays for here), it does not...

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Counselling for depression, anxiety and stress

Mon 22 Apr 2019
Are you having difficulty making sense of depression, pain or stress and feeling like you’re stuck? You’re not alone. depression, anxiety and stress are real issues that effect a surprisingly large percentage of society.
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How do you access the NDIS?

Fri 19 Apr 2019

If you are currently getting disability services that are due to phase into the NDIS, you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) or a Local Area Coordinator to arrange access. 

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10 reasons why 91% of people wouldn't date a smoker

Fri 19 Apr 2019

A huge majority of non-smokers, find smokers less attractive as potential partners. Smoking is a serious deal breaker for them. Non-smokers would not date a smoker because they smell and taste bad.

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Smoking Support groups

Thanks for coming!

Thu 18 Apr 2019
The Belgrave Hub Open Day was held last Sunday, 14 April 2019.  A lot of fun was had by all with food trucks, smoothie bikes, African drumming, a coffee van, face painting, health displays, and talks,  fun free activities, delicious food, door prizes, children’s activities including fine motor...
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Belgrave Hub open day

Mon 8 Apr 2019
The new Belgrave Health Hub invites you to attend. 

Come and enjoy our Community Festival and Open Day on 14th April 2019 at the Belgrave Health Hub located at 1616-1624 Burwood Highway Belgrave (right next door to Cameo Cinema) . Enjoy some fun free activities and delicious food, win a door...

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$1 barista made coffee at the Belgrave Hub Open Day

Mon 8 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro and Yarra Ranges Council will be running some fun and exciting activities for the whole family from 11am - 2pm. Relax with a $1 barista made coffee (normal price $4) at the Belgrave Open Day. Enjoy a coffee while...

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How to adult workshop with Amy Stanton

Wed 3 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro and Yarra Ranges Council will be running some fun and exciting activities for the whole family from 11am - 2pm. Activities include face painting, drumming circles, apple coring, site tours, food trucks and sushi...

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Indian street food lunch for $5 (normally $12) at the Belgrave Hub Open Day

Tue 2 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day Festival on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro and Yarra Ranges Council will be running fun and exciting activities and events from 11am - 2pm. Activities include face painting, drumming circles, apple coring, site tours, a speech for teens on 'How to...

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Digging for Fire Food Truck $5 meal at Belgrave Hub Open Day

Mon 1 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro and Yarra Ranges Council will be running fun and exciting activities for the whole family from 11am - 2pm. Activities include food truck meals for only $ (normal price $16), face painting, drumming circles, apple...

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FREE African Drumming Circle Class at Belgrave Hub Open Day

Mon 1 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro Health and Yarra Ranges Council will be running some fun and exciting activities for the whole family from 11am - 2pm.

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FREE 30 minute sushi making class at the Belgrave Hub Open Day

Mon 1 Apr 2019

Come and enjoy our Community Festival and Open Day on 14th April 2019 at the Belgrave Health Hub located at 1616-1624 Burwood Highway Belgrave (right next door to Cameo Cinema) . It’s a great way to enjoy some fun activities and delicious food, meet the community and find out more about the...

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FREE ‘Parenting the emotional teen’  workshop with psychologist Dr Katie Wyman

Mon 1 Apr 2019

To celebrate the Belgrave Community Hub Open Day on Sunday 14th April, Inspiro and Yarra Ranges Council will be running some fun and exciting activities for the whole family from 11am - 2pm.

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Diabetes education, support and diabetes advice at Inspiro

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Edited by Courtney Vinck Inspiro Contributor and Accredited Dietitian Are you a diabetic struggling to constantly monitor your insulin levels, eat the right foods, stay active or feel healthy and happy? Inspiro's diabetes education and assessments services offer education and advice to support...
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Inspiro provides a Medication Support Service to prevent pharmaceutical drug overdose

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Inspiro has partnered with Connect4Health to provide a Medication Support Service program aimed at preventing pharmaceutical drug overdose.Update: Inspiro community health now provides a Medication Support Service program aimed at preventing pharmaceutical drug overdose, for referrals phone the...

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Counselling for high school aged teens at Inspiro

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Inspiro’s counsellors support people who are feeling isolated, who are dealing with loss and grief, or who are feeling anxious and depressed and feel they have little control over things. 

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Free youth, teen, young adult and family counselling service in Lilydale, Healesville and Belgrave

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Being a teen or a young adult can be difficult sometimes and just like adults teens can face a huge range of problems and difficulties.
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Inspiro diabetes clinic - Integrated Diabetes Education and Assessment Service (IDEAS)

Thu 21 Mar 2019

On Wednesday 27th February, the Integrated Diabetes Education and Assessment Service (IDEAS) clinic was launched at Inspiro. This clinic focuses on supporting clients to self-manage their Type 2 Diabetes and will be delivered by Inspiro from our Lilydale site, located at 17 Clarke Street...

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Meet our youth counsellors

Fri 15 Mar 2019
Inspiro is a local, non-profit community health service that provides counselling, youth counselling, dental and a range of allied health services for the community from our Lilydale, Healesville and Belgrave clinics and, and from various community venues (including Yarra Junction). We have...
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Youth counselling and support services at Inspiro

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Inspiro provides counselling, peer support groups, youth health support, medication recovery programs and other assistance. Counselling at Inspiro Lilydale, Inspiro Belgrave and Inspiro: Healesville is now available and is free for youth, young adults and teens. Scroll down the page to see the...

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7 foot problems that might mean you have diabetes

Wed 6 Mar 2019

Did you know there is a connection between your feet and diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose (a sugar) in the blood is too high. This is caused by a problem with the hormone insulin and its role in controlling blood glucose levels. Diabetes may lead to higher risk of...

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10 ways to build relationships with your teen children

Mon 4 Mar 2019
If you want your teenager to become a strong adult, here are 10 ways to help them succeed from teen expert Louise Hayes. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, start by letting them test themselves. Remember to pause before you react and consider if it is time to be their anchor, If...
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14 tips for parents with teenagers from teen expert Louise Hayes

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Recently Inspiro organised a free event to help local parents and teens. A theatre full of parents came to hear Dr Hayes and get tips to understand their teens better.One of the things that was clear for all 250 parents in attendance was that being a parent of teens isn't easy, and being a teen...

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6 tips for healthy kids' feet

Sat 23 Feb 2019

It’s that time of the year when parents breathe a collective sigh of relief that our kids are finishing school holidays. But it also means we’re frantically getting organised for ‘back to school’. There’s the long to do list of school books, uniforms, bags, lunchboxes, visits to the dentist and...

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Inspiro 2019 tertiary / university scholarships

Fri 22 Feb 2019
The Inspiro Tertiary Heath Scholarship program supports local tertiary and university health students in pursuing their chosen career. Click here to apply in 2019. Applications must be received by 4pm on Friday 29 March 2019.
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Healthy Mexican Bowls recipe

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Healthy Mexican Bowls might seem like a bit of a fad, but the fact is that they are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to quickly combine healthy great tasting and fresh ingredients.  Healthy, filling and a good-for-you Mexican Bowls can be prepared in only minutes! 
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Fun exercise for diabetes

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Exercise for Diabetes is a type 2 diabetes exercise class that can help you better manage diabetes. These fun exercise classes reduce glucose levels through a variety of different exercises suitable to your health.

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Hundreds of Yarra Ranges families better off in Belgrave

Thu 14 Feb 2019
Hundreds of Yarra Ranges families are better off, now benefiting from a range of allied health and emergency support services, including occupational therapy (OT), counselling, youth counselling, physiotherapy, dietetics and more at the Belgrave Community Hub that opened in April last year. ...
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Services for children in the Yarra Ranges

Thu 14 Feb 2019
 We offer a range of health services from our Belgrave, Lilydale and Healesville clinics for young children and their families.Children’s Services at Inspiro include children's occupational therapy, children's speech therapy, dental teeth checks, eating advice and dentistry. See more details...
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Support, psychology and counselling for stress, depression and anxiety

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Inspiro offers psychology services available to book privately, meaning that you can access our service at your convenience, with flexible times, no wait-list and at a low cost.   If you have private health insurance, we can efficiently and easily process your claims on the spot using HICAPS.

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Help us improve our messages and get a $25 gift voucher

Fri 8 Feb 2019

We need your help to improve the messages and information we give people about Inspiro's services. 

Come along to a 60 minute community feedback session at Inspiro Lilydale and we will provide you with delicious catering and give you a $25 Coles Myer gift card as a thank you.

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Lilydale volunteers

Free social skills group for youth with autism

Thu 31 Jan 2019
Official Government figures show that 1 in 68 children have an autism diagnosis, and the latest research shows that rates of autism are approximately 1-2 percent. Statistics show that boys are almost four times more likely to receive an accurate autism diagnosis than girls – a prominent gender...
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5 ways to protect your children online

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Over 65% of teens have experienced cyber bullying . And 1 in 4 parents are overwhelmed with technology and don't know what to do ow where to start. The digital world is a dynamic and complex space to navigate for adults, teenagers and children - how do we keep our children safe from the dangers...

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Remembering the 2009 Victorian bushfires

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Almost 10 years ago, Victorians lived through the worst heatwave and bushfires in our nation’s history – the Black Saturday bushfires, which swept across Victoria in February 2009.Tragically, 173 people lost their lives in the fires and the heatwave saw deaths increase by 374 people. Many more...

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Our 10 most popular articles of 2018 as rated by you

Fri 25 Jan 2019
:Last year the Inspiro blog received over 50,000 page views, an amazing number for a local commnity health organisation. Without your support it wouldn't have been possible, thanks for tuning in. Here are our 10 most popular articles from 2018 (excluding our jobs available articles) as voted by...
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1 in 6 Australians have hearing loss - 11 signs you might be one of them...

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Currently 1 in 6 people in Australia have hearing loss! Surprisingly, Australians are delaying having their hearing checked an average of 7 years after noticing a hearing lossTo make sure you're not one of them we've partnered with Australian Hearing to provide free hearing tests on 12th...

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families

Who can access the NDIS and who is eligible for the NDIS?

Wed 23 Jan 2019

This article is about accessing NDIS funding in Victoria. For accessing NDIS funding in NSW, QLD, the ACT, TAS, WA or SA click here. You can then follow the links to find out if NDIS funding is currently available in your area.To access the NDIS in Victoria, you must:

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NDIS

3 new roles available at Inspiro Health

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Last year Inspiro listed and filled over 40 roles. If you'd like to receive our job advertisements first click here. We currently have three roles available including a volunteer role. The three roles are: Senior Promotion Officer, Dentist, and Interlink Volunteer. 

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Local strawberry, blueberry and raspberry farm open to public

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Inspiro has dietitians to help improve your health and eating choices. Our dietitians recommend eating healthy, fresh food., In Australia, the government's dietary guidelines recommend five serves of veggies per day (a serve is defined as approx 75grams) and two serves of fruit per day (a serve...

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Get a $25 gift voucher for your feedback

Thu 10 Jan 2019
Come along to a 60 minute community feedback session at Inspiro Lilydale and we will provide you with delicious catering and give you a $25 Coles Myer gift card as a thank you. Inspiro will be conducting 60 minute group discussions with people from the community to find out more about their...
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Lilydale volunteers

Interchange Outer East Carer Support Groups NDIS

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Inspiro will be running an NDIS info session as part of the Interchange Outer East Carer Support Groups activities for parents and carers of a child or young adult with a disability.

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How to protect children's teeth with enamel problems

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Less teeth enamel can occur in children from birth or can develop soon after. Kids with less teeth enamel (hypomineralisation) need special dental care, and diagnosing teeth enamel problems in children at an early age is key to preventing serious teeth problems. Cathy Imperial, Inspiro oral...

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Dental advice, information and tips from Lilydale's largest dental clinic

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Find all of our dental advice and information articles here in the one place.

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Thank you for giving to our Christmas campaign

Thu 20 Dec 2018

The Ray White Mt Evelyn and Lilydale branches and Inspiro Community Health Christmas campaign was a huge success, with over 260 Christmas presents donated to local families in need. Thank you for contributing to this campaign, helping those around you that may not be as fortunate and for being a...

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Roast Vegetable & Walnut Salad dietitian recipe

Thu 20 Dec 2018
This roast vegetable and walnut salad recipe from Deakin university dietitian Laura De Bolfo provides an excellent mix of micro and macro nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein. It's the perfect meal if you're trying to lose weight for Summer, and if you're not you'll still...
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Coping with disappointing year 12 results

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Friday 14 December this year is the BIG day. The day that many year 12 students think about with excitement, anxiety or fear. Six long years of high school, studying and cramming for exams leads to this all important day. VCE results and ATARs will be available.

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Inspiro will be closed from 22 Dec and reopen 2nd Jan 2019

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Inspiro will be closed from 22nd December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday the 2nd of January 2019.For emergency dental services, the nearest public clinics are:

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Spanish baked eggs Inspiro dietitian recipe

Tue 18 Dec 2018

This recipe comes from Laura, our Deakin University student dietitian. These Spanish baked eggs are made with onion, fresh garlic, a dash of paprika, a pinch of chilli, tomatoes, beans, spinach and reduced fat cheese, The eggs are perfectly baked into the mixture and can be eaten for dinner,...

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8 Ways to reduce your festive stress and anxiety

Fri 14 Dec 2018
The Christmas and New Year period is a time for joy, celebration, gift giving and family and friends. What could be so stressful about that right?Media builds up Christmas to be such a happy, festive time with family and friends, it makes it more glaringly obvious when your own situation isn’t...
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Receptionists needed at Inspiro Lilydale, Belgrave and Healesville

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Casual receptionists are needed to start locally at Inspiro Community Health in Lilydale, Belgrave and Healesville. Working across the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Inspiro is a passionate, local, not-for-profit community health organisation committed to providing quality allied health, counselling,...
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Gender equality & respect: student guide now available

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Inspiro and Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) are excited to launch a new student voice resource co-designed by young people!The 'Take Action for Gender Equality & Respect: Student Guide' aims to support young people to develop knowledge and skills and take action to create positive...

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Space 4 Us support program for teens

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Space 4 Us is a free peer support program for young people aged 13–18 years who have a family member with a mental illness. Meet other young people in similar situations, share experiences and learn new ways of looking after yourselves and dealing with others with mental illness: 

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Support groups

6 ways to decrease your bad cholesterol

Tue 4 Dec 2018

I recently started a new job doing health checks with tradies. I love it! They are so down to earth and often very funny. We look at their blood pressure, diabetes risk, and also their cholesterol levels. The fun part is talking about how to manage those things. The majority of people are...

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Health education

Inspiro survey Yarra Valley Noticeboard cupcake winners!

Mon 3 Dec 2018

A few months back we asked Yarra Valley Noticeboard members to help us improve by completing a short survey. A huge number of people completed the survey and we have since passed the results on to management and to all staff. On behalf of Inspiro I'd like to personally thank everyone who took...

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Competitions

10 ways to avoid permanent weight gain this Christmas

Wed 28 Nov 2018
With Christmas parties and new year events over the coming weeks, it’s easy to over indulge in food and drinks. A work party here, a school fete there, Christmas lunch at your place, Christmas dinner at your in laws, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and not to mention several BBQ's in between.

The...

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Banana, vanilla and cinnamon healthy pancakes recipe

Wed 28 Nov 2018
This two ingredient banana pancakes recipe comes from one our Deakin University student dietitian Laura. It's a healthier (much healthier!) version of pancakes. Our senior dietitian Tracey has edited the article and provided some healthy tips.

 

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Why teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at higher risk of bullying, anxiety and depression

Thu 22 Nov 2018
The teenage years can be a challenging time for most young people, and their parents and siblings too. Puberty, sexuality, friendships, social and school pressures, anxiety, and dealing with heightened emotions are just some of the major issues.
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Help those in need this Christmas

Thu 22 Nov 2018

This Christmas, Ray White will continue its popular tradition of giving Christmas presents to those in need. With almost 3 million Australians currently living in poverty, many families and individuals are doing it tough this year and may not have enough money to buy gifts this Christmas.In the...

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Physiotherapist Kathleen at Inspiro Belgrave

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Are you sick of pain and discomfort and want to take control of your health? A physiotherapist can assist you if you are experiencing pain or movement issues. Physiotherapy can help you to become more mobile and make you more comfortable.Inspiro's physiotherapy services are located at 1616 -...

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Belgrave physiotherapy

Volunteers needed - help improve our messages and services

Thu 1 Nov 2018

It's important to Inspiro that  the information we give people about our services are easy to understand and are reaching them in the right way. That's why we are looking for volunteers to help design the messages with us, and review and give input on publications such as our website, brochures,...

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What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Many people are asking, what is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way to help Australians under 65 years of age with a permanent and significant disability get the care and supports they need to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS is managed by the...

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NDIS

When weight gain after kids won't go away

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Before having kids, I was reasonably slim and fit. After my first child, I gained 5 kilos: a little muffin top, and roundness around my hips and thighs. I wasn’t too worried and promised myself I would lose the weight and get back into shape. That was more than ten years ago.

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A lifetime of emotional eating sucks - this is how I got my life back

Tue 30 Oct 2018

I have always been an emotional eater. It’s just been so normal for me for so long, I figured I had no will power and I was just lazy. Feeling angry, I would eat chocolate, stressed, I would go for the chips, or tired I just ate. With a few too many kilo-joules I decided I needed to do...

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Healthy eating

FREE Parent Event - Communication Development In  Young Kids

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Parents are often curious and sometimes concerned about whether our little ones are developing as expected and meeting the important 'milestones'. We're worried if they are growing fast enough, if the funny way they say some words is normal, or if they should be talking well by a certain age.

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children/babies speech therapy

FREE peer support program for young people who have a family member with a mental illness

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Did you know that Inspiro offers a FREE peer support program called Space4Us, for young people age 13–16 years who have a family member with a mental illness? Participants meet with other young people in similar situations to share experiences and learn new ways of looking after themselves:

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Hamish Russell awarded the Premier’s Award - Victorian Senior of the Year

Mon 22 Oct 2018

It is with sincere pleasure and pride we announce that our very own Dr Hamish Russell is the recipient of The Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year: Outstanding contribution to local community and Victoria.

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Local strawberry farm and cafe open to the public in November

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Strawberry Springs is a very popular Strawberry Farm and cafe open to the public in Melbourne's outer East. Strawberry Springs has informed Inspiro Community Health that they will be open for the Summer season for Strawberry picking and purchases in the second week of November.

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Risoni & broccoli pasta salad recipe

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Here at Inspiro we love to cook - so we decided to put together a staff recipe book. This is the first recipe from our soon to be released recipe book, and it's a favourite - it's very healthy but it also has plenty of  protein (19.6 grams per serve) and only 19.3 grams of carbohydrate per serve.

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Hydrotherapy Group: low impact exercise program

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Inspiro’s Hydrotherapy Group is a low impact exercise program that uses water resistance to support your body while you exercise and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury.

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Fitness physiotherapy

Inspiro 2018 Annual General Meeting

Wed 10 Oct 2018

We invite you to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Inspiro to hear about our work and highlights  for 2017-2018.

The AGM will be held at Inspiro Lilydale (17 Clarke Street, Lilydale) at 4pm on Thursday 18 October 2018. 

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Sexual health clinic

Mon 8 Oct 2018
Inspiro offers a no cost sexual health clinic for all local residents to assist on a wide range is issues. Inspiro community health has assisted local residents for over 10 years and understands your needs. We are dedicated to supporting you to make decisions about your reproductive and sexual...
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93% of Aussie parents want fast food to stop doing this...

Wed 3 Oct 2018
After much success last year, Parents’ Voice is initiating the second launch of its #waterwiththat campaign. The campaign aims to gain support for a petition to urge Fast Food to change the default beverage in kids’ meals from sugar-sweetened beverages to water.
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Healthy eating families

A life with no teeth - Fred's story

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Fred is a senior who lives frugally from one week to the next on his disability pension. His health had been declining for many years. He has several chronic health issues including diabetes, bad arthritis and pain in his arms and legs. But the thing that affected and bothered Fred the most was...

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9 tips on looking after your dentures and your mouth

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Dentures are moulded to fit to your mouth, but they can feel uncomfortable for a few weeks as you get used to them. A little soreness can be expected as well, but it can be hard to work out if what you're feeling is normal or not.

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Dental teeth

2 roles available at Inspiro Health

Tue 25 Sep 2018
Since the beginning of the year Inspiro has listed and filled over 30 new roles. If you'd like to receive our job advertisements first click here. We currently have listed two new positions, one is a facilities manager and the other an occupational therapist. If you haven't heard of us before,...
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Government must support community health to meet community needs

Fri 21 Sep 2018
In the lead up to the Victorian election, the Victorian Healthcare Association, together with the state's 29 community health services, is calling on the next government to better leverage and support community health services to meet the needs of our clients and communities.
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5 reasons why homelessness is getting worse in Victoria

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Tonight 116,427 Australians will be homeless. 8,200 of these people will be sleeping rough on the streets, not including those in crisis accommodation, sleeping in cars or doing it tough elsewhere. Every day, 250 people are turned away from crisis centres across Australia.

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Counselling

How to make a delicious, healthy meal from canned food or leftovers

Thu 20 Sep 2018

We’re talking canned goods and leftovers today. I love the convenience of canned goods, and also the ability to use ingredients that you have in storage and might have to throw out otherwise. I also hate wasting perfectly good leftovers, and lets be honest, we all do it from time to time.

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Chia, fruit and green health smoothie

Fri 14 Sep 2018
Green breakfast smoothie from Sam. This is my favourite smoothie combination for taste and health. I love the combination of chia seeds, fruit, lean protein and vegetables - and the great thing about it is you can't taste the vegetables - plus I feel a lot less guilty about my other eating...
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4 Yarra Ranges recreational projects set to cost $21.65 million dollars

Fri 14 Sep 2018
Four big recreational projects costing a total of $21.65 million dollars are underway or about to begin in the Yarra Ranges, and with funding assistance announced by the Victorian Government we can look forward to making use of them much sooner!  With very high rates of obesity in the Yarra...
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The 5 biggest health concerns of Aussie women

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Jean Hailes, one of the most respected organisations in Australia for Women’s Health recently surveyed 15,262 women aged 18 years or older in Australia this year to find out their greatest health concerns, practices and needs.

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Chill and chat alcohol and drug peer support group

Fri 7 Sep 2018
Chill & Chat is a casual peer support group that meets on the first Wednesday of the month to hang out, share stories and support and to go on adventures in and around the local Belgrave area- movies, morning tea, BBQ, walks, visits to galleries etc. Peer support is a valuable tool in which a...
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Counselling Support groups

Dietitian approved sin free lasagne

Mon 3 Sep 2018

 This is a healthy, delicious lasagne - perfect for the colder months, perfect for families and perfect fussy eaters.

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5 oral health tips for people with diabetes

Fri 31 Aug 2018

People with diabetes have a greater risk of oral health problems, so it's especially important to manage your oral health. Here are some tips from the dental professionals at Inspiro.

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Dental teeth

Ancient grains granola bars with honey and chia

Fri 31 Aug 2018
Ancient grains granola bars with honey and chia are deliciously healthy. These super seedy bars are not only super simple but also super delicious! That's a lot of supers - but in reality it's true, this is the perfect bar, it's ideal for a multitude of different occasions, places and...
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Ice education for families - free seminar

Thu 23 Aug 2018
Ice education helps families and friends to understand and best deal with challenges. This is a free 2 hours seminar that will increase your confidence to deal with difficult dynamics that can arise from ice use. BreakThrough: ICE Education for Families, is a joint initiative between Turning...
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Inspiro dietitian approved salmon and sweet potato patties

Wed 22 Aug 2018
This is one of my back up, always in the cupboard meals and it's easy to make.  Salmon and sweet potato patties are high in omega 3 (great for your brain and heart), they have good quality, low GI carbohydrate and can be served with whatever salad or vegetables you have on hand.  
 
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12 tips on how to deal with the stresses and challenges of high school

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Do you remember your days as a teenager? How did you spend your time after school? An average high school student juggles around homework, sport and their social life on a daily basis.

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Make sure your child doesn't miss out on our free school dental program

Fri 17 Aug 2018

 

One of Inspiro's main focus areas for health is prevention. Regular visits to the dentist help prevent tooth decay and help children learn to care for their teeth.  Positive dental experiences and visits to the dentist from an early age sets good habits and reduces fear and avoidance of the...

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Dental

Our kinder service helped a family before it was too late

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Jack's story

Jack was at kinder the day Inspiro's dental outreach team visited.  The kids sang songs about brushing their teeth and took turns to hold Rodger Rabbit and the big toothbrush.  It was lots of fun and Jack waited patiently for his turn in the chair while the dentist looked in his...

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Dental

Sweet potato brownies from dietitian Liam

Thu 16 Aug 2018
I know what you’re thinking, sweet potatoes in brownies… surely not? But I implore you, don’t knock this recipe until you’ve tried it! We’re encouraged to have veggies at every meal so why not have them for desserts too?
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Dental Health Week - Preschool awarded for improving the nutrition and oral health of Yarra Junction kids

Thu 9 Aug 2018
The first Early Childhood Service, All Saints Kindergarten in Yarra Junction will receive a Smiles 4 Miles award this week, recognising their fantastic work, improving the oral health and nutrition of some of our youngest community members.  
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Fear of the dentist affects one in seven Aussies!

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Fear of going to the dentist is one of the biggest anxiety disorders and affects about one in seven Australian adults, making it one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders in the country. Avoiding going to dentist or not going regularly can lead to decayed, damaged and missing teeth. 

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Dental

Nutritious protein packed home-made banana bread

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Banana bread is an absolute classic, it’s moist and fluffy and fills the house with that beautiful warm baked banana smell. This is a healthier version of the classic dish, it’s filled with delicious pumpkin seeds and sun flower seeds for added crunch and nutrients. It also includes healthy fats...

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Services and groups from our diabetes educators and nurses

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Inspiro offers a range of services and groups from our diabetes educators and nurses, including our Stop Smoking classes, Better Health Better Me program, Diabetes Education and more. Services are provided at both Inspiro Lilydale and Inspiro Belgrave. If you have any further questions feel free...

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69% of preschoolers at risk - Don't wait until it's too late

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Tooth decay is Australia’s most common health problem. Not having your child's teeth checked early can lead to thousands of dollars in costly and potentially scarring repairs.

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Understanding Diabetes: A course for people living with Type 2 diabetes

Tue 24 Jul 2018
Understanding Diabetes is a course is for people living with Type 2 diabetes. In the course you will learn how to manage your diabetes and take better care of yourself in this four session program (2 hrs per session). Hear from a community health nurse, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian,...
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How to make delicious home-made sushi

Thu 19 Jul 2018
Sushi is something I always find myself buying when I’m at a shopping centre or at a restaurant. The stickiness of the rice, the squishyness of the avocado paired with crunchy veggies or crispy chicken are some of the reasons why I love sushi so much. But while it is delicious it can be quite...
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"Finally it makes sense!" Understand your teens - free event for parents

Thu 19 Jul 2018

“Finally something that makes sense! A way of understanding your kids that most people haven’t learnt or simply don’t know. You need to know this.” Angela, local mum. As those that have already discovered this will tell you, with the right information you can much better help and understand your...

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Counselling youth families

Who said parenting was easy?! 5 essential parenting tips

Tue 17 Jul 2018

 Being a parent is not easy! It comes with many challenges, and being a parent to two teenagers makes me question everything I thought I knew about raising children. 

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Counselling youth

More government support needed for community health

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Rosita's health was in a terrible place before she met one of Inspiro's community health nurses at an outreach clinic. 

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Inspiro Healthy Women's Clinic - free

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Are you a woman concerned about your health but don't know who to ask? Sometimes women can have things they need to deal with that only another woman can understand.

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Crunchy Nut and Fruit Balls

Tue 10 Jul 2018

 They’re crunchy and packed with healthy ingredients like nuts, almonds and dates.  Best of all super fast to make, and there's absolutely no cooking involved! Just be careful not to pop them in your kid’s lunch box if they have any banned nuts in them! 

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Part time receptionist needed - apply here

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Located in Lilydale, Belgrave and Healesville, Inspiro is your local health service. Call 9028 0153.

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Lilydale Belgrave

Inspiro jobs: find the perfect career - five roles available

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Located in Lilydale, Belgrave and Healesville, Inspiro is your local health service. Call 9028 0153.

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Belgrave

Chicken and chorizo one pot paella

Thu 5 Jul 2018

 This is a beautiful dish, something you’d usually have out at restaurants and think to yourself “this is delicious, but surely this is complicated to make.” Well you can now cast those doubts aside as all it takes is less than hour of your time to make this simple Spanish dish!  

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The Inspiro story: 1995 - 2018

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Who are we, what are we about and why? Even if you've heard of us before you may not know all that much about us. Inspiro provides a wide range of health services from our Lilydale, Healesville and Belgrave clinics, and other community venues. 

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Lilydale Healesville Belgrave

Creating a Place for Women in Sport self- a assessment tool for clubs

Mon 2 Jul 2018

Yarra Ranges Council and Inspiro are pleased to launch 'Creating a Place for Women in Sport', a practical, gender equity self-assessment tool for sports and recreation clubs to create equal opportunities for women in sport. The tool aims to assist clubs to assess their environment, identify...

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Free health consultation and plan with a nurse

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Are you concerned about your health? Are you ready to make some changes and need support?

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Cheesy Vegemite scrolls - a kids' cooking test winner

Thu 28 Jun 2018

This weekend, my 8-year-old daughter Sunday and I tried making dietitian Liam's wholemeal cheesy vegemite scrolls. We followed the recipe for the wholemeal flour, and had our vegemite and grated tasty cheese ready.

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Hearty tomato and vegetable soup

Mon 25 Jun 2018

For a delicious, filling and healthy meal that I like to make at home have a look at this healthy tomato and vegetable soup approved by Inspiro dietitian Tracey. The treasure of ingredients in a single bowl of soup provides an excellent balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats as well as the...

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Homemade wholemeal cheesy Vegemite scrolls

Thu 21 Jun 2018

Hi all. Inspiro dietitian Liam here again with this week's recipe. Let’s face it, cheese and Vegemite are a delicious combination and what’s even better is that this recipe provides a delicious combination that’s also healthy. This is a simple, quick and cheap recipe that is a perfect snack for...

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Mum heard a loud thud when dad suddenly collapsed

Fri 15 Jun 2018

 About eighteen months ago, my dad had a stroke. Mum heard a loud thud in the kitchen when dad suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to emergency. The initial suspect was arrhythmia – an abnormal heart rhythm. But there were certain things about dad’s condition that made the doctors suspicious of...

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How to make delicious and healthy homemade dips

Tue 12 Jun 2018
Store bought dips have preservatives, lots of salt and other additives, plus they've been in a jar for who knows how long... Why not make your own delicious, fresh and healthy dip. It's easier than you'd think. This recipe comes from Inspiro Dietitian Tracey Higgins.. Tracey is a university...
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Tired? Sleep like a baby with these 10 sleeping tips

Mon 11 Jun 2018
If you spent last night tossing and turning, or you aren’t getting enough sleep every night then these sleep tips are the answer to your frustrations. Sleep plays a vital role in your physical and mental health. Not many people are aware that sleep is involved in the healing and repair of your...
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School. Peer pressure. Bullying. Sex. Alcohol. Drugs…Life.

Thu 7 Jun 2018

 Being a young person isn’t always easy. It can be a lot tougher than it looks. The pressure from family, school, and friends… to always meet someone else’s expectations, to do well, to fit in. How do you deal with difficult situations or difficult people? How do you manage disagreements?

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Counselling youth

Mexican inspired black bean and zucchini fritters from dietitian Liam

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Mexican inspired black bean and zucchini fritters are simple, quick and easy to make. These are great for a snack, great for when you’re entertaining guests, great for an appetiser, honestly, they’re just great. Cooked with fresh ingredients they’re packed with veggies including black beans,...

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The 'F' Word... Family issues. Financial strain. Fights. And feeling freaking overwhelmed

Mon 28 May 2018

Due to our family’s financial situation, there were years when my parents and I had to live with relatives. Often, I shared a room with my parents. At times it was extremely stressful, awkward and uncomfortable. I felt like I was suffocating with no privacy – everyone was in each other’s face...

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Depression Counselling youth families

Emergency help for families in hardship and crisis

Mon 28 May 2018

 It may not be obvious, but many families in Victoria are doing it tough, much tougher than most of us realise, so tough that 1 in 10 are living below the poverty line.

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Community Belgrave families Support groups

Three Yarra Ranges students awarded Inspiro University Scholarships in 2018

Tue 8 May 2018

 

On Thursday 26th April 2018, Inspiro awarded our annual tertiary scholarships to three Yarra Ranges students: Molly Horne, Zoe Eggleton and Nicole Wong. They were awarded up to $3000 each in scholarships. The awards recognise and reward local residents who are studying at university in a...

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Scholarships Community

When mean girls make your daughter’s life hell

Fri 4 May 2018

 Remember the movie Mean Girls? The one with Lindsay Lohan who plays the sixteen-year-old home-schooled girl in Africa, who returns to the US, to attend a public school? The movie looks at female high school social groups and the damaging effect they can have on girls.

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Depression Counselling youth families

Spending too much time looking at a screen is doing this...

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Sexting, online bullying, video game addiction, obsessive checking for messages, disruptions to lessons and sleep, anti-social behaviour are becoming more common in the digital age. Come along to this screening of the film Screenagers on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at Mooroolbark secondary college (T...

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Counselling youth

Inspiro Belgrave Hub - official opening

Tue 24 Apr 2018

On Saturday the official opening of the Belgrave Hub was held at 1616/1624 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave VIC 3160. It was a very proud moment for many who had worked on this project for some time.

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Belgrave

Yes, boys do cry - how my son struggled at school

Mon 23 Apr 2018

 

Years ago I worked in the administration office of a Melbourne high school. One my strongest memories from that job was when all the year seven kids started. They looked so much smaller than the senior kids. They were often unsure of what to do and where to go and come to the office.

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School stressing you out? Feeling pressured, depressed or anxious?

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Stressed at school? Feeling pressured, depressed, or anxious? Parents annoying you or not understanding your situation? Parents don’t understand what you mean, just not getting it or think it’s still the 1980’s?

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Getting started with the NDIS at Inspiro

Fri 20 Apr 2018

 To help prepare for your first NDIS Plan and discussions with your NDIS planner or local area coordinator, we can provide you with an NDIS assessment report and quote of the supports you need to achieve your goals,, and an understanding of how much it would cost. This will give you the...

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What NDIS supports and services does Inspiro provide?

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Read more about the NDIS services that Inspiro provides by clicking here.Inspiro is a registered NDIS provider, which means we meet the requirements set by the NDIA for experience, qualifications, approvals, capacity to provide the approved supports, and quality standards.

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Feeling stressed or anxious? Here's how we can help

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Are you feeling stressed, or anxious, or tired,  or emotional, or like you aren't meeting expectations? We get it. 

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What is the healthiest breakfast cereal?

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Tracey Higgins – Inspiro dietitianA common question I get is "what is the healthiest breakfast cereal?"  And my answer is.....

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The sad state of dental waiting lists - vulnerable Victorian's waiting over 2 years for treatment

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Vulnerable Victorians with shocking dental problems are being forced to wait for up to 48 months to see a public dentist. And the problem is getting worse, Government funding is desperately needed.

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Want to relieve your hip and knee pain?

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Want to relieve hip and knee pain? This four session exercise program is affordable and effective.

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Reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke with Inspiro's Life! Program.

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Staying steady anti-ageing exercise class

Tue 20 Feb 2018

 Staying steady anti-ageing exercise class in Lilydale is an exercise class for positive and healthy ageing. How long does it go for? This exercise class runs for 10 weeks and can help improve your strength, balance and general fitness.An exercise physiology assessment at Inspiro’s Lilydale...

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Free youth and young adult counselling and support

Wed 14 Feb 2018

 

Inspiro has free youth and teen counselling for young adults and high school aged youth located in the Yarra Ranges and the Yarra Valley.  Call us on 97388801.

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Counselling youth families

Community Outreach Perinatal Support Service and SMS4Families program

Fri 9 Feb 2018

 What is the Community Outreach Perinatal Support Service?

  • The Community Outreach Perinatal Support Service (COPSS) is a counselling and support program offered to new and expectant parents who may be dealing with or at risk of, perinatal depression
  • The service is offered across the Eastern and...
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